How We Learn

28 Jul

Using Virtual Reality to “Teach” Empathy, Retain Learning Experiences

A new Stanford Study shows that virtual reality can make people more empathetic. Learners who underwent a short virtual reality (VR) experience, “Becoming Homeless,” became more empathetic toward the homeless to the point of taking action on their behalf. VR proved more effective in changing pro-social behaviors than reading or

14 Jul

How We Learn: We Remember Emotions

So what do people remember? We remember emotions, our feelings, and the behavior of others. Research shows that emotions are important to learning. “Emotions form a critical piece of how, what, when, and why people think, remember, and learn,” says Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, associate professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience

06 Jul

How We Learn: The Brain Likes Patterns

The brain looks for patterns and fills in the blanks. It uses patterns to understand the relationship between things—putting them in context.  “The human brain is a pattern-recognition machine. It evolved to identify related events or artifacts and connect them into a meaningful whole,” According to the NOVA article The